My name is Maribeth Sublette, and I am the Director of Education for Outliers Publishing. I’d love to explain the vision we have for our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), and how it relates to you and your classroom.
Anyone, any time, anywhere can access this course. However, you as educators (and your students) are the audience for whom this course was truly created.
As a former educator, I was brought onto this project to ensure the videos work well for teachers, students and benefit lessons learned in the classroom.
This course is broken into five sections containing four videos per section:
- Part I- Understanding the Concepts of Self-Leadership and Success
- Part II- Take Stock of Where You Are. What Is or Could Be Holding You Back?
- Part III- Figure out What Your Next Steps Need To Be
- Part IV- Continuing To Strive for Greatness
Each video ranges from three to ten minutes long. The videos build upon one another, but can also stand on their own, providing the option to use all, some, or even one video at any given time.
These videos have various applications in the classroom, especially with Common Core’s heavy emphasis on multimedia learning. This MOOC will inspire you to brainstorm different ways to implement this resource in your classroom. Here are a handful of ideas:
- Use as a supplement to any leadership or career book you already teach.
- Use the videos themselves to teach specific topics: Creating SMART goals, vision boards, finding a mentor, etc.
- Watch the videos start to finish as a stand-alone text (will take two class periods) and after, have students write an essay on the greatest leadership lesson that they took away from the series.
- Use some of the online quizzes that we will have on the website for fun or for formative assessments
- Choose a video, or a section, and have students write a compare and contrast piece between the ideas presented in the MOOC and a different print text (an article, essay, poem, etc.). There will be a selection of additional texts to be used with each section in the attachments folder that corresponds with each section
- Watch the videos and have students practice Cornell Note taking skills
- Do a jigsaw! Break students up into different groups and have them become an expert on either one video, or a series of videos. Have students create a presentation on the information. Practicing presentation skills is always of great benefit.
- Use one of the videos as a bell ringer activity and have the class respond to the ideas outlined in a journal entry
- Have the students analyze rhetorical devices used in the video
- Use as an anticipatory set
- Use the fourth video in section two for bully prevention The video discusses the importance of surrounding oneself with good, positive people
- Have the students analyze the video and search for author’s claim, and supporting evidence presented
- Career counselors- use a series of these videos when discussing career searches
Thank you so much for your interest in the course. As a former Title I school teacher, I dedicated time to find valuable supplemental resources to use in the classroom. This MOOC was created to be just that; a free resource with substantial value to teachers and their students. You will hear the LeadershipYOU book mentioned as a course companion book. This MOOC can be taken with or without the companion book. Should you choose to include the LeadershipYOU course companion book, click here for more information.
From one teacher to another, thank you for doing what you do. Continue fighting the good fight, and working hard to positively impact the lives of your students. We hope this resource helps you in the worthiest of endeavors.
Former High School English and AVID Elective Teacher
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